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The student-run newspaper of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy

The Liberator

The student-run newspaper of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy

The Liberator

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Rise in Mental Health Issues Among Teens

Megan Gerold, Staffer December 19, 2022

Since the beginning of the pandemic, life has changed dramatically for many and issues like social isolation and financial pressure became prevalent, according to Mayo Clinic. With COVID-19 came the onset...

Realizing It’s Okay to Not Be Okay: Professional Athletes Reflect on Mental Health and its Acceptance in Sports

Sanwi Sarode, Sports Editor March 28, 2022

It’s not unusual for people to struggle with their mental health, and yet, many don’t take it as seriously as they should. Athletes in particular have received criticism about their decisions to withdraw...

The Dark Side of Social Media: How the Internet Exacerbates Mental Health Issues

Beck Williams and LiLi Xiong March 23, 2022

In 2022, one would likely be hard-pressed to find anyone who is not aware, to some extent, of the negative effects of social media and internet usage, rumored or proven. From the warnings of older generations...

Mitigating the Mental Health Crisis

Delia Rune, Staff Writer January 5, 2022

The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to an increased focus on mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 31% of the American population now reports depression or anxiety—double...

Mental Health and its Potentially New Policing Policies

Luci Garza and Malvika Pradhan December 17, 2021

In 2018, Austin was the city with the highest rate of fatal police shootings in relation to people experiencing mental health crises, according to KUT. A year later, the Human Rights Clinic at the University...

The Problem With Grades

Madeleine Van Slyke, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Throughout their education, students are taught that school is the most important thing in their lives. High school students, especially, are constantly reminded that the grades they receive determine...

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